What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit, rural communities? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities.
In this conversation led by Verónika Nuñez and Kyrié Kellett, we will reflect on how our biases—conscious and unconscious, related to gender, race, class, culture, and other traits—influence how we interact with the children in our lives and communities.
Escalating tuition costs, ballooning student loan debt, and crumbling secondary education infrastructure call for examining the purposefulness and meaningfulness of higher education. Join educator and activist Paul Susi in a discussion that will examine our assumptions and values around education and its impact on our lives.
Many Oregonians envision a future that includes communities built on values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. At the same time, we live in a society that marginalizes and excludes people of color. Facilitators Anita Yap and Traci Price will lead participants in a conversation that looks at how Oregon’s history of racism influences our present.
On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives participants a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption and find new ways to get the information they need.